Piraeus Consulting

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Piraeus Consulting Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience for Professional Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Piraeus Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The Workshop Consulting model allowed me to learn from a vast range of individuals on a regular basis and see how to approach a problem from a variety of different perspectives. I learned more technical skills than I thought I would ever use. These skills have been help me add a huge amount of value to my current role.

    Cons

    If you're not interested in working hard, don't bother applying. The work can be difficult and you'll be expected to learn new skills regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the snacks, free drinks and Xbox in the break room. How about ping pong?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere and Opportunities for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Stocked break room
    - Incredible mentors
    - Resources to help you learn a variety of different skills both through on hands training and supported online learning.
    - Seasonal parties
    - Great compensation package
    - Exposure to a variety of business groups across industries throughout Seattle
    - Strong support from management to give you the tools you need to succeed

    Cons

    - Team only gets to come together one day a week
    - Low starting compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm excited for the growth of the company as we drive the consulting arm of our business and move away from staffing.
    Buy an espresso machine (plain coffee is getting old)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have to say, this company rocks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Been with the company a little less than a year and it's been really great- I keep waiting for the 'catch', but I haven't found it yet. I am actively recruiting my friends to come work here with me, it's that good.
    - Management is transparent, has a quirky/fun side, and encourages (and implements!) input.
    - Benefits are good, the health insurance plan is awesome.
    - The company is steadily growing- the Seattle office just doubled in size to accommodate.
    - Employee advancement/promotion is based on ability rather than politics.
    - The Piraeus office is dog-friendly.

    Cons

    Still looking for the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing that voodoo that you do so well... and possibly consider adding an office chef to the staff ;-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, lots of opportunities to learn, small and fun company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting

    Pros

    Very supportive leadership when it comes to trying out new ideas and trying new technologies and skills. Good network of people; many friendships among coworkers. Feels a lot more tight-knit than many "vendor" companies. Lots of stunningly attractive, smart, humble people ;P. A VERY creative group of people; almost everyone has been or continues to be active in some sort of arts community (writing, improv, art, music, etc). Happy hours. Lots of new babies and cute pups, who all come to visit the office on occasion. A good mix of senior and junior staff. Incredibly talented firm, overall.

    Cons

    I think I already saw this listed on another review, but I'll echo it: We're Microsoft-heavy on the project side at this point, and -- though I really do like the Microsoft stuff (yeah!) -- it would be nice to mix up projects. Pay rates for projects varies; there are times when bigger bonuses would be appropriate -- I know this is something that is being discussed, but until it is enacted this is still a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking the casba. By and large, I have seen a massive amount of respect and support for Piraeus employees. Creating a culture of meritocracy will be good.

    Recommends
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    Feels like family, great positive work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting

    Pros

    Small company
    Smart colleagues
    Creative enviornment
    Flexible work life
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Current market is Microsoft, it would be great to open up new markets. We would have more business oportunities by branching out to new companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have a quarterly meeting where each dept. head or team lead presented quarterly accomplishments to the entire company. More visibility is always helpful and it would be nice to know what other team accomplishments for each quarter were.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredibly positive and supportive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fair management. Not just another body shop, by any means. Nice location, reasonable work hours. Very high quality of work and concern for clients.

    I've worked for a number of vendors in the past and this is one of the best experiences I've ever had. I've had account reps who really didn't care whether the client got good value, as long as they paid. And companies who didn't care at all about the talent they submitted for work. This place cares.

    Cons

    Small company and lots of projects means the official PTO is a little on the thin side. Still, I've found them to be really, really flexible in all instances.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Piraeus Data?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Piraeus Consulting

    Pros

    Microsoft Preferred Vendor Status May Provide More Stability For Contractors

    Cons

    No work life balance; limited opportunity to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your consultants by aggressively soliciting opportunities for them; truly treat them like employees, not contractors

    Doesn't Recommend

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